"I’ve been spending a lot of time over the last few weeks watching Facebook forums designed to help people overcome struggle and emotional pain. Whilst I wholly acknowledge the awesome intentions of most of these groups, I was truly disturbed and upset by some of the concepts they were instilling into their people – specifically the idea of ‘powerlessness’.
Wow! In my game, understanding the untapped power you possess to change your self-talk, your mind and your life is EVERYTHING! If you are the master of your own destiny, you can steer it wherever you like, right? However, one particular group I was monitoring had 8,981 members so it must be doing something right. I must be missing something. I decided to be patient and just listen.
I’m not saying there weren’t people who were feeling like they were winning over struggle but there was still endless struggle and herculean effort underneath their comments and they ALL talked about how many times they’d had to rise up from relapse. It was palpable. The motivation they had had to conjure up and keep hold of was immense. Why should it be that hard? How long can one, vulnerable human possibly sustain that? The reason was obvious, at least to me…"